Veterans Affairs official to speak at Press Club on May 6

David LaCerte, deputy secretary and executive counsel of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, will speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club on May 6. He will discuss proposed legislation at the state and federal levels regarding veterans and the effects of a possible troop reduction at Fort Polk.

Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. in downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.